Friday, April 11, 2008

This is What Could Be The Last Open Letter From The Sisterhood Regarding This Issue


We sincerely hope that this post can be the last
Open Letter that criticizes the involvement of
the NAACP and Al Sharpton in the Dunbar Village case.

Although we are not satisfied with the official conduct
of the NAACP in the past few weeks, we acknowledge that
the finite goals that we originally set for this campaign
have been completed.

We will continue to offer our support to the victims of
this crime, and would like to thank the prosecutor in this
case for exercising a high degree of discretion.


New readers: this post is the conclusion of a protest in
which thousands of African Americans from various walks
of life condemned the recent actions of both the NAACP
and the National Action Network in a criminal case known as the
Dunbar Village Atrocity. Read details of the crime here.


We are satisfied that the NAACP will cease to use
it's power of advocacy to demand that the suspects
in the Dunbar Village Atrocity case be given the opportunity
to be released on bail.

We are satisfied that a long overdue show of
official support for the Dunbar Village
victims has been made, or is under way.

We are somewhat satisfied with the apology that
was given for the public declaration that the Dunbar
Village Atrocity and the Boca Raton rape case are
comparable; however, it is not lost on us that the
apology was done privately, and not delivered by the National office
with the same level of conviction in which the original statement was made.

We condemn the NAACP's failed attempt
to obfuscate the truth
their participation in the press conference dated 03/11/2008.

The absurdity of their attempt to deny such easily verifiable
facts caused real damage to the credibility of their establishment.
Our community needs to be able to trust the integrity and veracity
of any organization that purports to advocate for it, therefore,
we challenge the NAACP to be honest enough to admit their mistakes
in the future, even the big ones.


We have done our very best to be people of integrity
concerning this matter, by thoroughly researching the
facts before mounting this campaign.

Our wish is to be to be able to work together
with justice organizations to right the wrongs
inflicted on people of color, by not only enforcing
standards of prosecution, but also by raising the
standard of ethical conduct of all people involved.

While our demands have been met in this case, we are not
convinced that either agency has taken the appropriate
steps to ensure that tragic decisions like the press
conference in support of the torture suspects will not
be made again in the future.

We urge the NAACP and the National Action Network to
interpret this protest as a golden opportunity for critical
self reflection, as a new line of dialogue, and as a chance to
move into better alignment with the will of the very people that
they exist to serve.

The Dunbar Village Victim Assistance Fund

Individuals who would like to donate money to the victims
can go to any Wachovia Bank and donate to the St. Ann's
Victim's Assistance Fund. Donations will go directly to the
mother and her son.

St. Ann's Catholic Church will also accept donations.
Checks can be made payable to the
"Dunbar Village Victim Assistance Fund - St. Ann's".

Donations can be mailed to: St. Ann's Catholic Church,
310 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach,
FL 33401

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